What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2015 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 402,408 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 72 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,072 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1814
    The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
  • 1843
    Ka Lā Hui: Hawaiian Independence Day – The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1909
    Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1910
    Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
  • 1912
    Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1920
    Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush - The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
  • 1925
    The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.
  • 1971
    Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1979
    Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 operated sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
  • 1980
    Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid – Over 70% of Iraqi Navy was destroyed by Iranian Navy in The Persian Gulf. The Iranian Navy’s Day.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1570
    James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
  • 1829
    Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (d. 1894)
  • 1911
    Václav Renč, Czech poet (d. 1973)
  • 1940
    Bruce Channel, American singer
  • 1948
    Dick Morris, American political figure, author
  • 1950
    Ed Harris, American actor
  • 1967
    Anna Nicole Smith, American television personality (d. 2007)
  • 1975
    Park Sung-Bae, South Korean football player
  • 1984
    Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
  • 1984
    Marc-Andre Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on November 28?

  • 1675
    Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • 1680
    Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor (b. 1598)
  • 1695
    Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian composer (b. c. 1637)
  • 1763
    Naungdawgyi, King of Burma (b. 1734)
  • 1878
    Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1890
    Jyotirao Phule, Indian social reformer.
  • 1972
    Havergal Brian, British composer (b. 1875)
  • 1977
    Trevor Bardette, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1993
    Garry Moore, American entertainer (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)

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